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Salad Days: Fifth Graders Harvest Lettuce at The Giving Farm

Here's one Celtic's perspective on the experience: 
 
One Stalk of Lettuce

My class and I went to The Giving Farm for 2 and a half hours. While we were there, we harvested romaine lettuce for the families with less food than us. We also gleaned and weeded the fields so that they could grow more lettuce for the less fortunate.

This service upholds Catholic beliefs because we helped families who can’t get the food we have. We are very blessed with all we have, and we’re making it possible for other families to have that, too.

We picked lettuce at The Giving Farm, not because we were told to, but because we wanted the less fortunate to have what we have. The Giving Farm field trip made an impact on my class and my life, and the lives of the families for whom we picked lettuce.

— by Connor Pelonis, fifth grade